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Reformer Pilates, Lydia Waldouk, Origin Health, Elkstone, Cheltenham

Hip Pain

Hip pain can be very painful and extremely debilitating.  Hip injuries can be caused by – among other things – trauma, arthritis, sports injury and/or muscle imbalance.

Common hip conditions that we treat include trochanteric bursitis, arthritis, tendonitis, and muscle tears or strains.

Reformer Pilates, Lydia Waldouk, Origin Health, Elkstone, Cheltenham

What is Trochanteric Bursitis?

Hip pain that is caused by inflammation of the hip bursa is known as Trochanteric Bursitis. 

Bursas are fluid-filled sac found near joints. 

In the case of the hip, the inflammation occurs towards the outside point, known as the greater trochanter – hence the name trochanteric bursitis.

If your hip bursa becomes irritated or inflamed, you will experience pain, and the hip itself can be red and warm to touch. 

Luckily, it’s a condition that usually responds well to treatment.

What is Hip Arthritis?

When joint surfaces become rough and irregular due to bony growths (known as osteophytes), it is known as osteoarthritis. This can happen in any joint such as the shoulder, knee and hip.

There are four stages in arthritis: minor, mild, moderate, and severe.

It is only when osteoarthritis becomes severe that hip replacement surgery may be warranted due to the bone-on-bone contact.

In the minor, mild and moderate stages, however, most of the pain is caused by the soft tissue surrounding the joint; obviously in this case, that’s the hip joint.

Osteopathy, Hip Pain, Origin Health, Elkstone, Cheltenham
Osteopathy, Hip Pain treatment, Origin Health, Elkstone, Cheltenham

How Do You Treat Hip Pain?

Treatment of hip pain depends on the underlying causes

If our osteopaths have established the cause as bursitis, we might recommend ice, anti-inflammatories (please ask your GP first), Kinesiology Taping, and rehabilitation exercises including yoga and Pilates

In terms of hip arthritis, our osteopaths can treat the soft tissues such as the ligaments, tendons and muscles surrounding the hip, providing elite level care and rehabilitation to help alleviate some of the symptoms.

This can include deep tissue massage, articulation, stretching and exercise to help address other issues that may have been caused by the arthritis. 

If you are suffering chronic pain, we may use shockwave therapy to help relieve some of the symptoms.  

Principal Osteopath:
Initial Consultation: £65
Follow-up Consultation: £60

Initial Consultation: £55
Follow-up Consultation: £50

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Osteopathy, Origin Health, Cheltenham


Osteopathy aims to improve the function of the body and reduce pain using a variety of evidence-based techniques including soft tissue massage, gentle-focused manipulation and rehabilitation advice.

Great for:

Low back pain & Sciatica | Neck & Shoulder pain | Knee pain | Foot & ankle pain | Jaw pain | Elbow pain
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Shockwave Therapy, Origin Health, Cheltenham

Shockwave Therapy

Shockwave therapy is a cutting-edge treatment that uses an acoustic wave to carry high levels of energy to painful spots and musculoskeletal tissues suffering from a range of injuries and other conditions.

Great for:

Tendon problems | Frozen shoulder  | Calcified tendons  | Shin splints  | Hip pain  | Plantar fasciitis  | Osteoarthritis 
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Infrared Sauna, Origin Health, Elkstone, Cheltenham

Infrared Sauna

The infrared sauna at Origin Health uses infrared light to safely heat the body from within. The radiant heat from the infrared light penetrates deeply into your joints, muscles and tissues increasing oxygen flow and circulation.

Great for:

Better sleep | Relieve joint pain | Relief for muscle soreness | Recovery | Relaxation | Improves circulation
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Osteopathy, Origin Health, Cheltenham


Physiotherapists help people affected by injury or illness by using a variety of techniques such as movement and exercise, manual hands-on therapy, education and advice.

Great for:

Low back pain & Sciatica | Neck & Shoulder pain | Knee pain | Foot & ankle pain | Jaw pain | Elbow pain | Sports Injuries
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Shoulder treatment, Sports Massage, Origin Health, Cheltenham

Sports Therapy & Sports Massage

Sports therapists are experts in musculoskeletal disorders, treating pain and injury through hands-on techniques and rehabilitation. Sports massage works on deeper tissues than therapeutic massage and is highly effective at both treating and preventing injuries.

Great for:

Promotes healing  | Faster recovery  | Enhances endurance  | Increases flexibility  | Injury prevention 
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Dry Needling at Origin Health

Dry Needling

Dry needling stimulates the body’s healing process by targeting trigger points that have been activated in response to pain, causing surrounding muscles to tighten.

Great for:

Relaxation | Reduces stress and tension | Reduces pain | Injury recovery
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Massage, Origin Health, Cheltenham

Therapeutic Massage

Therapeutic massage treatment uses less pressure than a sports massage and is a combination of relaxation massage and remedial massage.

Great for:

Relaxation | Reduces stress and tension | Reduces pain | Injury recovery
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kinesology taping by therapists at Origin Health

Kinesiology Taping

Kinesiology taping is a highly successful technique used by our expert therapists to help support the body’s own healing process. 

Great for:

Joint, muscle & ligament support | Tennis & golfer’s elbow | Shoulder injuries | Bursitis | Postural issues | Lower back pain
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Nutritional Therapy at Origin Health Clinic, Cheltenham

Nutritional Therapy

Nutritional Therapy is the use of foods, diets, fasting, supplements, functional foods and dietary counselling, assessment and support to help people reach their health goals. 

Great for:

Better sleep | Relieve joint pain | Relief for muscle soreness | Recovery | Relaxation | Improves circulation
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Reflexology, Origin Health, Cheltenham


Reflexology is a deeply relaxing, non-invasive treatment, applying pressure to areas on the feet (or the hands), which heals at a physical and emotional level.

Great for:

Stress | Anxiety | Pain | Fatigue | Nerve stimulation

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Yoga at Origin Health Clinic, Osteopaths & Sports Injury Rehabilitation, Cheltenham


Yoga is a mind and body practice, both spiritual and physical, focusing on strength, flexibility and breathing to boost physical and mental wellbeing. 

Great for:

Relaxation | Increase strength and flexibility | Injury prevention | Relieve stress
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Reformer Pilates, Lydia Waldouk, Origin Health, Elkstone, Cheltenham


Pilates uses different movements and exercises, focusing on spinal and pelvic alignment and breathing, to help strengthen the body, improve posture, prevent injury, increase joint mobility, as well as help to relieve stress and tension.

Great for:

Improve posture | Relieve stress |Strength & flexibility | Injury prevention
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